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The Emergence of Penang as a Talent Hub

28 May, 2012

by Karl Lee In this new era of ‘Third Industrial Revolution’ where niche products are invented, produced and sold according to particular clientele needs, human capital has been the single most important factor for companies and countries aspiring to climb up the economic ladder. For a country mired in middle-income ... Full Article →

Sweet Ending For Kg Buah Pala Residents

7 December, 2011
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On 23 October 2011, the long wait for the former Kampung Buah Pala residents came to a delightful end. 24 of the original 33 families of the village finally received the keys and freehold title deeds to their double storey houses worth RM 500,000 from the Penang state government This ... Full Article →

UMNO’s cruel and barbaric lies about my 16-year-old son

1 November, 2011
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Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak had declared during the Gerakan national delegates conference on Oct 16 that Barisan Nasional had not given up on Penang and will go all out to recapture the state from Pakatan Rakyat. Following Najib’s declaration of intent, we see pro-UMNO blogs and some ... Full Article →

Rating The Chances

9 October, 2011
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Inevitably one comes to the multi-million dollar question: will Pakatan Rakyat retain Penang in the next general election? The Rocket’s T.K Tan asked Chow Kon Yeow, Chong Eng, Dr P. Ramasamy, Phee Boon Poh and Lydia Ong about Pakatan’ chances and the pitfalls that it must avoid in order not ... Full Article →

Giving The Downtrodden A Head Start: Phee Boon Poh

9 October, 2011
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Helping the poor is a burden that Environment, Health and Caring Society Welfare exco and Sungai Puyu state assemblyman (ADUN) Phee Boon Poh readily takes to. As a two-term ADUN who is tirelessly helping his constituents, Phee knows well the difficulties the poor have to face in their daily lives. ... Full Article →

Young And Purposeful – Lydia Ong

9 October, 2011
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Youth and Sports, Women Development, Family and Community exco and Berapit state assemblywoman Lydia Ong clocks a hectic schedule, courtesy of her targeted constituents, the youths. She tells how engaging them is a challenge and passion she lives for. In the past it was difficult for many youth-based NGOs to ... Full Article →

Empowering Women – Chong Eng

9 October, 2011
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 Pakatan’s agenda in providing the fairer sex a more equal access to opportunities has been manifest from day one in office. DAP Women Chairperson and Bukit Mertajam Member of Parliament Chong Eng talks about some of the women empowerment steps made and the challenges faced in this area by PR ... Full Article →

Taking Care of Minorities – Prof. Ramasamy

9 October, 2011
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 In a highly politicised environment like Malaysia, religious and race recognition is often seen as a zero sum game for the various races. Penang Deputy Chief Minister II and Perai state assemblyman (ADUN) Professor Dr. P. Ramasamy talks of how interfaith understanding and recognition of others is an asset that ... Full Article →

Attending to all matters local – Chow Kon Yeow

9 October, 2011
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As the executive councillor (exco) in charge of the local councils (LC) and traffic management, Penang DAP state chairman and Padang Kota state assemblyman Chow Kon Yeow has taken the task with steady steering and resilience.  This is to be expected when handling one of the most crucial portfolios in ... Full Article →

BN leaders Question Penang’s Open Tender System

9 September, 2011
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  Penang MCA Women Wing chief Tan Cheng Liang open questioning of why the Penang state Irrigation and Drainage Department’s projects were not awarded to Chinese contractors came under fire from Komtar ADUN Ng Wei Aik. “BN leaders are constantly harping on racial sentiments, with UMNO accusing the Penang PR ... Full Article →
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The evolution of political Islam in Malaysia

27 September, 2015 0 Comments

On Political realignment, Part 2 BY Liew Chin Tong, DAP Political Education Director and Kluang MP   I would divide the evolution of political Islam in Malaysia into three stages: Islamic revival/resurgent which culminated in changes in UMNO and PAS in 1982, the emergence of PAS’ progressive faction in 1998, ... Full Article →

Nurul Nuha: The face behind #KitaLawan

8 April, 2015 0 Comments

There is something about Nurul Nuha Anwar that seems familiar, the first time you meet her. You cannot really put your finger on it, but it is as if you have met her before, or have known her for absolutely ages. Which is unlikely to be so, since Nuha, who ... Full Article →

Penang launches campaign to combat violence against women

19 November, 2014 3 Comments

The Penang State Government has launched a historic three-week state-wide campaign against Violence Against Women (VAW) to raise awareness about preventing violence against women and girls. This is the first state-sponsored event of its kind organised by the Penang State Executive Council for Women, Family and Community Development, and the Penang ... Full Article →

Who’s afraid of the big, bad Sedition Act?

5 May, 2015 0 Comments

By Pauline Wong The recently passed amendments to the Sedition Act and the newly-minted Prevention of Terrorism Act have been divisive, to say the least. Opinions on these two Acts have been completely on opposite ends, with on side saying it is necessary to protect public peace and order, and ... Full Article →